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Vanderbilt Industries announce the launch of major update for its cloud-based access control systems, ACTpro 3.1

Vanderbilt Industries, a globally renowned company in providing state-of-the-art security systems, has announced the launch of the newest version of its cloud-based access control system, ACTpro 3.1. This update introduces key features representing Vanderbilt’s commitment to providing customers with a robust, scalable, and comprehensive access control platform. ACTpro access control system ACTpro is a network-based access control system that benefits from multiple integration scenarios w...

Vanderbilt Industries offer cloud-based security solutions for schools to enhance students and staff safety

School is out for the summer, but as the new school year approaches and students return to the classroom, the need for streamlined security solutions has never been greater. Not only are the typical procedures needed to protect against physical security threats, but the increase of demand for touchless solutions also plays a significant role in educational facilities reopening in a post-COVID society. Currently, over 90% of public schools are already using some type of access control and video...

ACRE acquires Time Data Security (TDS) to strengthen their product portfolio and expand business

ACRE, a provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announces the acquisition of TDS based in Dublin, Ireland. This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening the product portfolio and geography in the UK and Europe and bringing new cloud-based visitor management and access control products to North America. This is ACRE’s first acquisition since being acquired March 11 by Triton Partners. TDS provides cloud-based workspace solutions that will comple...

Tackling the challenge of the growing cybersecurity gap

The SolarWinds cyberattack of 2020 was cited by security experts as “one of the potentially largest penetrations of Western governments” since the Cold War. This attack put cybersecurity front and centre on people’s minds again. Hacking communication protocol The attack targeted the US government and reportedly compromised the treasury and commerce departments and Homeland Security. What’s interesting about the SolarWinds attack is that it was caused by the exploitation...

We need to talk about intelligent enclosure protection

Enclosures containing electronics, communications or cabling infrastructure offer a simple attack point for cyber breaches and an opportunity for a physical attack on the hardware. Yet, many of these assets are housed within enclosures that provide minimal security features to offer a deterrent to any would-be attacker. This has always just been a pet hate. Walking down the high street of a town anywhere in the United Kingdom, you can often see open street communication cabinets. You can actual...

Triton acquires ACRE and makes investments alongside the current management team

Funds advised by Triton (‘Triton’) acquired ACRE, an end-to-end security solutions provider based in Dallas/USA and Dublin/Ireland. Triton will invest alongside the current management team of ACRE. ACRE’s previous majority investor, LLR Partners, who has partnered with the company since 2013, will exit the business. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ACRE is a pioneer in the delivery of security systems for access control and intrusion detection as well...

Vanderbilt Industries becomes the 50th partner of the Dahua ECO Partner Program

Dahua Technology, a globally renowned video-centric smart IoT solutions and service provider, is pleased to announce that Vanderbilt International (Vanderbilt Industries) has become the 50th member of its technology partner program.  Vanderbilt’s ACTpro solution brings expertise to the Dahua ECO Partner Program and takes access control to the next level with video surveillance integration. Both companies look forward to enhance their partnership and explore future developments togeth...

Looking back at 2020: Cloud systems expand in shadow of COVID

The cloud is here to stay. Its resilience and ability to connect the world during during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved its worth, even to the uninitiated who have now witnessed first-hand the value of connected systems. Video and access control as a service provides a flexible and fluid security and business solution to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving industry, where the changing threat landscape means investing in the cloud is an investment towards success. This article will look ba...

Vanderbilt highlights important features and uses of their Enterprise Security Management System

Enterprise-level security requires a streamlined approach to access management — and for many of organisations, having a single-source location for integrating a facility’s access control technologies, digital video and alarm monitoring systems is the ideal approach. This is where the Vanderbilt Enterprise Security Management System (SMS) shines. But what else can SMS do for customers? Additional screening measures Here are five little-known functions and facts that one may not kn...

Wisenet WAVE integrated with ACT Enterprise to combine video surveillance and access control

The integration developed between Vanderbilt’s ACT Enterprise access control software platform and Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS), means operators are now able to instantly visually verify access control activity and events directly from ACT Enterprise. ACT Enterprise is a role-based software platform which streamlines the monitoring and management of ACTpro access control systems comprising web-enabled door controller interfaces and MiFare and/or DESf...

Vanderbilt announces the release of ACT enterprise 2.14 software providing integration with KONE

Vanderbilt, a provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announces the release of ACT Enterprise 2.14. ACT Enterprise is the company’s award-winning access control software that has a wealth of features and integrations. The latest additions in version 2.14 include extended integration with KONE and new video integration with Hanwha. The software has also added contact traceability reporting to its suite of tools. For instance, thanks to contact traceability reporting, users of ACT En...

Are cloud-based systems more or less secure than on-premise systems?

For most security end users, keeping all their data on the premises “feels” more secure. But in the age of Internet connectivity, that feeling of safety is mostly an illusion. In any case, increasingly, video and other security systems are migrating to the cloud. So are most other business IT systems for that matter. However, when “security” is in your job title, it becomes that much more important to ensure that data is reliably protected. We asked this week’s Expe...

Vanderbilt announces VCredential cloud-based credential management platform

Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announced the launch of their VCredential cloud-based credential management platform. Following the introduction of the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) reader family in conjunction with ACT Enterprise in October 2019, Vanderbilt’s increased expansion in this market responds to the continuing trend toward virtualisation and a shift toward touchless door access.  VCredential is a cloud-based credential management platform...

Vanderbilt announces on-demand webinar on access control system strategies for businesses to reopen safely

As places of work start actively planning to safely open, Vanderbilt are providing customers with smart and reliable strategies to help create a safer environment for staff and visitors. Topics include: Creating social distancing solutions to allocate time slots and to ease people traffic flows Reducing transmission among employees by creating contact tracing reports on one’s access control system Maintaining healthy business operations by using one’s access control system to r...

Vanderbilt and ComNet announce a giveaway of branded reusable face masks as protection against COVID-19

ACRE brands Vanderbilt and ComNet have recently launched a giveaway of branded reusable face masks. The giveaway aligns with the return to work of many companies and employees across EMEA following the COVID-19 outbreak. There are many health and safety benefits to wearing a face mask, with reusable masks proving to be efficient and convenient for wearers. With this in mind, Vanderbilt and ComNet have decided to distribute free reusable face masks amongst their customer base. The masks are whi...

Vanderbilt announces single-door IP Controller with a dual-port Ethernet switch ACTpro-1500

“The ACTpro-1500 door controller is in compliance with the following EU Directives for CE marking: the Directive 2014/30/EU (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive), and the Directive 2011/65/EU (Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances Directive).” Overall: The ACTpro-1500 is a single-door IP Controller with a dual-port Ethernet switch. The ACTpro-1500 controller supports 60,000 users, 2,000 user groups, door station technology (ACTpro-100 and ACTpro-120) and wirele...

Vanderbilt announces the launch of Bluetooth Low Energy Technology compatible with ACTpro Software

In the era of the smartphone, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is transforming the future of access control. This removes the need for a physical card or tag and replaces it with a secure Bluetooth credential that communicates with the reader to grant or deny access. As a fast follower of this technology, Vanderbilt will be introducing: A range of BLE readers A contactless door release button in the same look & feel as the Bluetooth readers Virtual credentials available through ACTpro Softwar...

Vanderbilt releases solutions to create a safer business environment to help customers return to work

The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has presented a challenge to communities and businesses. As businesses start actively planning to open their places of work safely, Vanderbilt is providing their customers with smart and reliable strategies to help create a safer environment for staff and visitors. At Vanderbilt, they have explored best practices for protecting employees and visitors when they come to a building. Check out some of the solutions below as the company aims to help businesses crea...

Vanderbilt announced becoming the latest member of Euralarm’s security section of the board

Vanderbilt has recently been welcomed as the latest member of Euralarm, joining the security section of the board. Euralarm’s security section This section represents the intrusion, access, and video sector and is a key stakeholder in organisations such as CertAlarm, CEN-CENELEC, IEC, and the European Commission. “As the newest member of Euralarm, Vanderbilt looks forward to working with a diverse number of stakeholders across the European continent. We are particularly looking fo...

What are the new trends and opportunities for biometrics?

A shift toward touchless devices during the coronavirus pandemic has been a boon to the biometrics sector. Another factor in the recent increase in use of biometrics is lower prices, which are a symptom of a maturing market and of new technology capabilities. Increasingly, integration of biometrics with access control and other security systems is expanding use cases and sales numbers. For additional insights, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new trends and opport...

Vanderbilt provides businesses with smart solutions to enable them to get people back to work in a safe environment

As organisations start actively planning to open workplaces safely, Vanderbilt is providing customers with smart and reliable strategies to help create a safer environment for staff and visitors. The company has explored best practices for protecting employees and visitors when it comes to a building. Below they outline a scenario of how products can be used for remote security management. Example Scenarios: The rise in staff working from home has increased even further since the COVID-19 l...

Euralarm announces welcoming Vanderbilt as new member of its Security Section

Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed its newest member, Vanderbilt. The company will join the Security Section of Euralarm. The Security Section represents the intrusion, access and video sector and is key stakeholder in organisations such as CertAlarm, CEN-CENELEC, IEC and the European Commission. Euralarm’s Security Section Together with a diverse number of stakeholders in Europe, the Security Section collaborates on finding solutions to meet present and future chal...

Vanderbilt highlights the working of QR code and the QR code reader to provide a secure working zone

QR codes can be issued from the existing access control system to visitor’s mobile phone granting them access to office, retail unit, or club. They are easy to use as all one needs is their mobile phone or access card with the QR code and the QR code reader. Codes can be regulated to visitors to keep track of what resources are being used within the facility. Secure and controlled environment After scanning the QR code, the reader sends the unique data captured in the code to the servic...

Vanderbilt releases a product spotlight on recently launched facial recognition terminals with temperature detection

Earlier this month, Vanderbilt introduced Facial Recognition Terminals into their access control portfolio. These products are touchless technology that enables skin temperature measurement and masked individual identification during facial and palm verification at access points. They interface with Vanderbilt’s ACTpro on-premise and ACT365 cloud-based access control solutions, and communicate with the systems via a Wiegand output. From the company’s Product Management: “...

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Vanderbilt ACT365 releases Contact Traceability Reporting to support businesses reopening post COVID-19 break

Contact traceability reporting is the latest feature to be added to ACT365, the cloud-based access control and video management system. The latest feature to the award-winning cloud system carries a wealth of features and benefits primed toward helping system-users adhere to new health and safety standards due to COVID-19. For instance, thanks to contact traceability reporting, users of ACT365 can now successfully: Track potentially infected employees and the doors they enter See people who...

Vanderbilt discusses the benefits of extended Ethernet for maintaining network integrity

One important feature for a copper extension product could be to maintain the network integrity. This ensures that the network speed (wire speed) of the link is maintained at either 100Mbps or 10Mbs and that the connection is fully symmetrical. By doing this it is possible to integrate units into an Ethernet network with complete confidence that the links in no way degrades the performance of the network as they operate at the chosen speed. It should also be added at this stage that the line sp...

Vanderbilt announces ACTpro rules mapping for cleaning frequently used doors

This is a simple rule that will help businesses implement new health and safety measures due to COVID-19. Following a few quick steps, one can setup notifications for when a door has been used a specific number of times to have its surface cleaned. This will ensure that the doors that are being more commonly used by customers and staff can be cleaned more regularly. How it works: One can create a new rule under Rules, titled “Clean door every 5 users.” Under Door, select the spe...

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Oliver Law Security installs Vanderbilt ACT365 security system to protect one of Doncaster’s largest gyms, The Fitness Village

Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT), The Dome, required a new solution that would protect several areas, including one of the largest gym’s in Doncaster, The Fitness Village. Vanderbilt ACT365 system DCLT had a specific brief for this project that specified enhancing the staff and customer experience, while simultaneously providing access control solutions to restricted areas from the general public, members, and staff alike. Oliver Law Security (OLS) Ltd. did not hesitate to rec...

Vanderbilt secures a hospital in Ireland with access control integrated solutions

St. James Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, which has more than 1,000 beds, is a teaching hospital that specialises in not only treatment but health promotion and preventative services at its central location. It is also a central location for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Tasked with keeping patients and staff safe from the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, St. James Hospital needed a way to add additional screening capabilities to its facility alongside its existing access control termi...

Vanderbilt integrates ACT365 with Mobile BankID to enhance supermarket security at ICA Sweden

Installation company Nessence recently integrated Vanderbilt’s ACT365 cloud-based access control and video management system with Mobile BankID in Sweden. Mobile BankID is a citizen identification solution that allows companies, banks, and government agencies to authenticate and conclude agreements with individuals over the internet. The integration with ACT365 comes together to solve a brief put forward by the supermarket chain, ICA Sweden. Web API for integration Tobias Olofsson, Proj...